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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: Reports from the Field and Ideas for the Future


Shaw, Rebecca
Kilburn, M. Rebecca


Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

April 2009, 62 pages

Description of Resource

This report presents research on the prevention of child maltreatment in the United States.  The authors interviewed six experts and conducted a web survey of professionals in the field of child welfare to examine the current extent, quality and effectiveness of child maltreatment measures.  One of the six child welfare experts interviewed for the paper describes the unique challenges that arise in working with immigrant youth and families, such as language barriers and immigrations status that may restrict a family’s access to child welfare services.